kathmy Posted March 28, 2015 Share Posted March 28, 2015 Hi, have been lurking for a while, And decided to come out into the open. My 74 year old mom was diagnosed end of February with Limited (we think...still have not done the bone scan) SCLC. We live in Greece on an island which has been a very stressful situation because we are 2 1/2 hours away from the hospital and drs. Unfortunately her first bronchoscopy biopsy done on 12/23 came back negative across the board (Washings, etc) I say unfortunately because we lost two months of therapy with that setback, so we were in limbo for a month and a half till we did another one with Needle aspiration which came back positive. The tumor in the first ct scan was 2 1/2 cm and had grown to over 4 in the two month period. Her head and liver scans are negative so far. She did the first 3 day chemo cisplatin/etoposide on 3/11. It went pretty well apart from the first day which was a 15 hour drip....I really thought it would never end. Took the nausea medicine proactively so she really only got nausea the fourth day when we stopped it. Ran a low grade fever for one day which went up and down by itself. Then on her second week blood tests her WBC was very low so we started with filgrastim. That gave her cold sweats and major bone pain which was scary... And today she was running a low grade fever again...her hair is falling out in clumps and I don't know where to start looking for wigs......My biggest problem and I have read many others is the not knowing part..plus since she is so fatigued I can't imagine how she is going to do another five times of the chemo. That and the fact that here we are in a public hospital and I really don't have dr support...especially at night and at the weekend which of course is when you need it the most. I'm grateful for this site because at least some of my questions have been answered here. Hopefully this week's chemo will not make her worse. Thanks for listening....Kathy Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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